This book is your AutoCAD 2021 Instructor. The objective of this book is to provide you with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, whether you are taking an instructor-led course or learning on your own.
AutoCAD 2021 Instructor maintains the pedagogy and in-depth coverage that have always been the hallmark of the Leach texts. As the top-selling university textbook for almost a decade, the AutoCAD Instructor series continues to deliver broad coverage of AutoCAD in a structured, easy-to-comprehend manner.
AutoCAD 2021 Instructor is command-oriented, just like AutoCAD. Chapters are structured around related commands, similar to the organization of AutoCAD’s menu system.
The sequence of chapters starts with fundamental drawing commands and skills and then progresses to more elaborate procedures and specialized applications. The writing style introduces small pieces of information explained in simple form, and then builds on that knowledge to deliver more complex drawing strategies, requiring a synthesis of earlier concepts. Over 2000 figures illustrate the commands, features, and ideas.
AutoCAD 2021 Instructor is an ideal reference guide, unlike tutorial-oriented books where specific information is hard to relocate. Because these chapters focus on related commands, and complete coverage for each command is given in one place, the commands, procedures, and applications are easy to reference. Tabbed pages help locate tables, lists, appendices, and the comprehensive index.
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started 2. Working with Files 3. Draw Command Concepts 4. Selection Sets 5. Helpful Commands 6. Basic Drawing Setup 7. Object Snap and Object Snap Tracking 8. Draw Commands I 9. Modify Commands I 10. Viewing Commands 11. Layers and Object Properties 12. Advanced Drawing Setup 13. Layouts and Viewports 14. Printing and Plotting 15. Draw Commands II 16. Modify Commands II 17. Inquiry Commands 18. Text and Tables 19. Grip Editing 20. Advanced Selection Sets 21. Blocks, DesignCenter, and Tool Palettes 22. Block Attributes and Data Links 23. Internet Tools and Collaboration 24. Multiview Drawing 25. Pictorial Drawings 26. Section Views 27. Auxiliary Views 28. Dimensioning 29. Dimension Styles and Variables 30. Xreferences 31. Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) 32. Advanced Layouts, Annotative Objects, and Plotting 33. 3D Basics, Navigation, and Visual Styles 34. User Coordinate Systems 35. Solid Model Construction 36. Solid Model Editing 37. Creating 2D Drawings from 3D Models
Shawna Lockhart and James Leach